Saudi COVID-19 aid arrives in Tajikistan

Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan delivered the aid to the Tajik government. (SPA)
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Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan delivered the aid to the Tajik government. (SPA)
Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan meets Tajik Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection Shodikhon Jamshed. (SPA)
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Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan meets Tajik Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection Shodikhon Jamshed. (SPA)
Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan delivered the aid to the Tajik government. (SPA)
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Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan delivered the aid to the Tajik government. (SPA)
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Updated 20 July 2021

Saudi COVID-19 aid arrives in Tajikistan

Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan Walid Al-Rasheedan delivered the aid to the Tajik government. (SPA)
  • The medical supplies include masks, gloves, and protective clothing
  • Jamshed praised the projects and aid provided by the Kingdom through KSrelief in Tajikistan

RIYADH: Medical aid worth $500,000 provided by Saudi Arabia arrived in Tajikistan on Monday to help tackle the country's COVID-19 outbreak.
The aid was sent by the Saudi government, represented by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), upon directives from King Salman.
The medical supplies include masks, gloves, and protective clothing.
Saudi ambassador to Tajikistan, Walid Al-Rasheedan, delivered the aid to the Tajik government, represented by Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection Shodikhon Jamshed, in the presence of a number of officials from the ministries of health and foreign affairs and the Tajik media, at the embassy in the capital, Dushanbe.




The aid is part of Saudi Arabia's contribution of $500 million to support international efforts in combating and addressing the coronavirus pandemic. (SPA)

Al-Rasheedan said that the Kingdom was keen to help brotherly and friendly countries to confront the coronavirus pandemic, and to continue to cooperate and coordinate in the health field in particular.
“Based on the strong relations between the two countries, the Kingdom’s government is pleased to provide preventive in-kind assistance to the government of Tajikistan to contribute to limiting the spread of the coronavirus,” he said.
Jamshed praised the projects and aid provided by the Kingdom through KSrelief in Tajikistan, and the historical relations that unite the two countries, adding that the Kingdom has a leading role in providing humanitarian and relief assistance to various parts of the world, which is why it has earned this global position.
He said all that the Kingdom offers to his country is valued and appreciated by the leadership and the Tajik people.
The aid is part of the Kingdom’s contribution of $500 million to support international efforts in combating and addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Kingdom has provided assistance and medical and preventive equipment to various countries around the world to support international efforts to combat the spread of the virus and reduce its risks.


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RIYADH: The Saudi-based King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) delivered various medical and preventive aid to Malawi to help the African country combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, raising the total number of fatalities to 8,765.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 38 new cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 547,969 people have now contracted the disease. Of the total number of cases, 100 remain in critical condition.
According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 14, followed by Jeddah with six, Makkah with three, and Buraidah and Dammam confirmed two cases each.
The health ministry also announced that 52 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 536,999.
Over 44.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the Kingdom’s immunization campaign started. More than 20.6 million people have been fully vaccinated.


Meanwhile, Saudi municipalities have ramped up efforts to monitor compliance with health and safety measures.
The municipality of the Eastern Province carried out 1,222 inspection tours of commercial centers and facilities on Sunday, and found 72 businesses in violation of the precautionary measures.
Hail Municipality also carried out 635 inspection tours of commercial centers and facilities during the past week and authorities closed 35 commercial outlets for breaching protocols.
Officials have also called on the public to report any suspected health breaches by phoning the 940 call center number or contacting authorities through the Balady app.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected over 241 million people globally and the death toll has reached around 4.91 million.


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